UN chief congratulates Iran’s President-elect Rohani
Press TV -(Sun Jun 16, 2013) The UN secretary general has extended his congratulations to Iran’s President-elect Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rohani on winning the recent presidential election.
“The secretary general has been closely following up the 11th presidential election in Iran held on June 14th and notes with satisfaction the reported high turnout,” a spokesperson for Ban Ki-moon said in a Saturday statement.
“He extends his warm congratulations to Mr. Hassan Rohani,” the statement added.
The statement highlighted Ban’s determination to engage with the Iranian authorities and Rohani “on issues of importance to the international community and welfare of the Iranian nation.”
The statement further called on Iran to play a “constructive role in regional and international affairs.”
Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rohani won Iran’s 11th presidential election, which was marked by a high voter turnout.
Rohani won 18,613,329 votes or 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots counted, announced Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar on Saturday.
Rohani currently represents Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the Supreme National Security Council, and is a member of the Expediency Council and the Assembly of Experts. He is also president of the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research.